A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 20:19:02 / January 7, 2020 @ 8:19 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9307° West, 17.9036° North, depth 17.83 km. Id of earthquake: usa0006bsc. Event ids that are associated: usa0006bsc. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17.83 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 16:19:02 / 4:19 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Comerío, Corozal.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one thousand and nine, in the last 10 days one thousand and ninety-eight, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and ten and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km SSW of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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